Robert R. Bahnson, MD, FACS, chief of staff at The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, and chairman of the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, was named chair of the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC (the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s political action committee). The announcement was made during the June 9 meeting of the ACS Board of Regents in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Bahnson has an expansive leadership record with the College. He currently serves as First Vice-President of the ACS and as a consultant to the 2012 Clinical Congress Program Planning Committee. In previous years, Dr. Bahnson served as Chair of the ACS Advisory Council for Urology and the Advisory Council Chairs. In addition, he served on the Board of Governors and the Postgraduate Education Committee. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Clinical Congress Program Planning Committee. A detailed article regarding Dr. Bahnson’s appointment will appear in the August issue the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. For more information, go to www.facs.org/acspa/index.html.☐